Pelosi: My Gingrich Intel Dump Would Be Legal

Source: Lucy Madison / CBS News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clarified Monday that the “conversation” she wants to have about her knowledge of Newt Gingrich’s past will be based on information already in the public record – not anything confidential she learned while investigating the former House Speaker during a year-long ethics investigation into his actions.

In a recent interview with Talking Points Memo, Pelosi said she knows “a lot” about Gingrich because of the year she spent investigating him.

“One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told TPM. “I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.”

In a statement Monday, Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill told Hotsheet the minority leader was “clearly referring to the extensive amount of information that is in the public record,” when she made the statement – “including the comprehensive committee report with which the public may not be fully aware.”

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